Community Service Projects

Dominican Republic I

 

25 Days | Summer 2018
Community Service Projects

 

Dominican Republic I

 

25 Days | Summer 2018

Dominican Republic community service projects completed in partnership with Paconi in the community of Naranjo.

  • Worked with community members to complete various projects at the Paconi Preschool:
    • Used pickaxes, shovels, buckets and wheelbarrows to transport 98 cubic meters of dirt into a classroom for the foundation.
    • Prepared and painted wood for the roofs of 2 large classrooms.
    • Used shovels and pickaxes to prepare concrete by mixing cement, water and sand.
    • Used planas, flotas and cubos to apply concrete mixture to 2 large classroom walls; an area totaling 147 square meters.
    • Dug a 10-meter trench and filled it with cement for the foundation of the front wall of the preschool.
  • Completed a 3-week day camp at the preschool of Naranjo, where 20 kids attended English, art and physical education classes.

 

  • Completed a 1-by-2-meter mural for the preschool, featuring memories of VISIONS volunteers’ time in the DR.

Team DR

Leaders: Alberto Ramos, Leyri Garcia, Nicole Kaye

Participants: Alison Rothberg, Diego Cowmey, Sarah Carvalho, Thomas Schwartz, Daniel Guzman, Sebastian Diaz-Tafel, Jonah Spadafora, Eva Hale, Tira Alvarez, Elizabeth Hartnick, Elizabeth Martens

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Leaders: Alberto Ramos, Leyri Garcia, Nicole Kaye

Participants: Alison Rothberg, Diego Cowmey, Sarah Carvalho, Thomas Schwartz, Daniel Guzman, Sebastian Diaz-Tafel, Jonah Spadafora, Eva Hale, Tira Alvarez, Elizabeth Hartnick, Elizabeth Martens

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